Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Tender bites of barbecue chicken, stuffed into a fluffy baked potato with a perfectly crispy skin, this was a truly delicious meal! While visiting my sister last week, she made these potatoes for us. Perfectly simple, filling and sure to be repeated soon in my own home.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes
recipe from my sister, Jenny
(printable recipe)

6 large russet potatoes
olive oil
kosher salt
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped bite-size
2 cups barbecue sauce (add more as desired) I love this spicy sweet homemade sauce
Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped fresh chives

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Scrub the potatoes to remove all dirt and then rinse and dry thoroughly. Poke several holes into each potato with a fork and then place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle the potatoes lightly with oil. Generously sprinkle each potato with salt and then place in the oven. Bake for just over an hour, until fork tender. They should be crisp on the outside and tender inside.

When the potatoes are almost finished baking, place the cooked and chopped chicken in a medium size saucepan and cover with barbecue sauce. Stir gently to combine and warm over low heat until steaming hot, this should take less than 10 minutes. Add more sauce as desired, until the chicken is as saucy as you like.

When the potatoes are finished, remove from the oven and slice each one down the center and fluff with a fork. Top each potato with the barbecue chicken mixture. For ease of serving, you can also simply chop a baked potato onto a plate and top with the chicken. Garnish with cheese, sour cream and chives as desired. Enjoy!

FREEZER MEAL: This is a great recipe to double or triple if you have extra chicken. The chicken and sauce can be cooled completely and then transferred to a freezer safe ziploc bag or airtight container. Thaw completely before reheating. Cook and stuff the potatoes as directed above. The chicken mixture works great with these nachos as well.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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8 comments:

  1. Hey Mary - this is a favorite of ours! We love to order BBQ stuffed potatoes whenever we can. Your sister did a great job. They look yummy. Hope you had a lovely visit. Happy Wednesday!

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  2. A great way to jazz up a simple baked potato!

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  3. Love stuffed potatoes! Barbecue chicken is delicious and Jenny's looks lovely.

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  4. I love baked potatoes stuffed with BBQ of all kinds - your version looks delicious.

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  5. OMG those potatoes look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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  6. super creative & delicious idea!!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

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  7. We do a similar thing with pulled pork and call them "hawg back potatoes", dang those are good. I will definitely give chicken a try. Yours looks delicious and like they would make me want a nap afterward!

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